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Dec 6, 2013 2:35am EST
ballot in the first democratic election. this morning applause for the first black voter. mandela became the country's president, the first elected by all of its people. >> we are all south africans. we have had a good fight but now this is a time to heal the old wound and to build a new south africa. ♪ >> reporter: after ruling for five years, nelson mandela passed the torch to the next generation and became an elder statesman to the world, a fighter, a visionary. the voice of his people and more accomplished. >> abc news. >> today following his passing the new south african president, president zuma said our nation has lost its greatest son and our people have lost a father. >> a man whose fighting spirit was matched by his humility and compassion. few hew human beings present either one of those sides in the amount that he did and he had both. >> absolutely. [ dad ] ah! lily... she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a week straight. so i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy t
Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
rejoiced. he worked with his former enemy to move toward free elections and the end of apartheid. he and frederik willem de klerk were jointly awarded the nobel peace prize in 1993 and the following year this, the world again looked on in wonder and joy as millions of black south africans lined up to vote for the first time. nelson mandela was elected president in a landslide. >> so help me god. >> reporter: a few months later at his inauguration attended by scores of world leaders, he declared a new era for his beloved country. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. >> reporter: terry moran, abc news. >> now what happens next is nelson mandela's body has already been moved to the hospital. he will be given a state funeral. not only that, but all of the flags will be at half staff until the funeral is over. there's a ten-day mourning period for south africans, which obviously starts now. >> just amazing. it's a life that goes beyond anything a book or hollywood could ever make up. truly epic life from an epic man. >
Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
fly that causes river blindness. and also on democratic elections. he's been the carter center that he founded has been forceful in terms of fielding monitors and observers to make sure that these elections are going well. >> and the president you worked for, president george w. bush, traveled there with president clinton. one of his enduring successes, that commitment he made to fight aids around the world through the campaign. bipartisan support. is really making a difference across the continent. >> it is indeed. it has turned around the aids pandemic. it used to be an absolute death sentence. now because of the introduction of anti-rhett viral druetro vi- viral drugs, people are living for a long time. kocondoleezza rice used to see child who lives with a parent for very long in their life was more visible than one who lost a parent. and the president of nigeria committed $100 million to the global fund within four months of his presidency. >> we saw the pictures of nelson mandela with president clinton. let's talk about that. quite a remarkable relationship there, as well. they fi
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